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WEGO Health’s National Health Blog Post Month: November 21

Today’s post topic: Mental health. Okay, so, I am a mental health professional. I am a licensed clinical social worker and a certified school psychologist. For most of my career, I worked in community mental health practices in rural areas, specializing in treating children and younger teens trying to survive abuse and severe mood and … Continue reading

WEGO Health’s National Health Blog Post Month: November 20

I’ve missed a few posts in the WEGO Health’s National Health Blog Post Month. Writing, for me, is a luxury as much as it is a necessity. When time is short, writing is one of the many things I have to sacrifice. Now that I have a few days off, and especially given that we … Continue reading

WEGO Health’s National Health Blog Post Month

November 12: Your favorite gadget or device We have a lot of gadgets to help us manage T1D with a little more ease and precision. Hands down, Madeline’s insulin pump, an Animas Ping named Hazel, is the most technologically advanced and most important tool we use. Even though we continue to struggle with glucose regulation, … Continue reading

WEGO Health’s National Health Blog Month: November 11

As you know, I’m trying to keep up with WEGO Health’s National Health Blog Month. Some topics resonate with me, making it easy to write; others, not so much. One such topic was slated for November 3: Write about a conversation with your doctor. I didn’t have much to say on the matter, but after … Continue reading

WEGO Health’s National Health Blog Month: November 8

November 8: Write a letter to your health Dear Health, I have known too many people who have lost their lives through their direct neglect of you. In the lives of others I know and love, you are compromised, not because of an intentional neglect of you, but because you’ve been undermined by the negative … Continue reading

WEGO Health’s National Health Blog Month: November 6

November 6: (Light-Hearted but True) News-style Post School lunch causes rogue blood glucose crisis for NH girl A school lunch was responsible for the dangerously high blood glucose level of a New Hampshire girl with Type 1 Diabetes today. Eight-year-old Madeline Queen ate a hot lunch consisting of ham, French toast sticks, syrup, and milk … Continue reading

WEGO Health’s National Health Blog Month: November 5

Today’s topic: write about 3 things for which you are thankful. Today has not been a good day. November is generally a scourge in my life, and yet again has proven itself as such this year. Its one redeeming quality: the overt expectation of gratitude. 1. I’m thankful that the people that I love have … Continue reading

WEGO Health’s National Health Blog Month: November 4

November 4: Disclosure Post. How do you decide what to share? What do/don’t you share? Though it’s not my career, I am a writer by nature. Writing has always been the primary form of expression for me. It’s been my pathway to process my experiences, sift through my thoughts, and even clarify plans of action. … Continue reading

WEGO Health’s National Health Blog Month: November 2

November 2: Find a quotation and use it as an inspiration. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” –Mary Anne Radmacher Over the time that Madeline has had T1D, she has struggled with how she feels about having this disease. … Continue reading